Columbia the Gem of the Ocean

 

Something for the weekend.  Written in 1843, by Thomas a Becket, yeah, the name is correct, with lyrics by David Shaw, Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean was probably the most popular patriotic ballad of the Nineteenth Century.  A fitting song as we draw closer to the Fourth of July. (more…)

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Published in: on June 22, 2019 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Columbia the Gem of the Ocean  
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